E-town hall meeting will focus on city financial plan

E-town hall meeting will focus on city financial plan

Residents can participate in the the city’s 2018-2022 financial plan process at a meeting Dec. 4

The city’s financial plan for 2018-2022 will be the focus of an upcoming e-town hall meeting.

Nanaimo residents can participate in the the city’s 2018-2022 financial plan process at a meeting Dec. 4.

The meeting follows the tradition of tabling a topic for discussion between council members and the public, but unlike conventional town hall meetings, Nanaimo’s e-town hall format lets participants submit questions via Twitter, using #NanaimoTH, on Facebook, via webform at www.nanaimo.ca/goto/etownhall, by calling 250-754-4251, and in person.

City council and staff want to ensure all citizens are made aware of the city’s direction for the next five years and can citizens can also provide meaningful input to the process in a public forum.

The e-town hall will run for one hour, starting at 7 p.m., during the regular council meeting. If demand is high, an additional 30 minutes will be added.

The draft 2018-2022 financial plan will be available for review on the city website Nov. 24 and residents are encouraged to review available information prior to the start of the meeting.

Additional opportunities to provide input and follow the 2018-2022 financial plan approval process will be available when the draft is presented at the Nov. 27 committee of the whole meeting, at a workshop at the finance and audit committee meeting on Dec. 7 and when the financial plan bylaw is considered at the regular council meeting Dec. 18.

To learn more, visit the e-town hall information page at http://cnan.ca/2z5UYbO or through the Facebook link at http://cnan.ca/2z715g1.